Jones’ century not enough to stop Eaton Beavers

George GoodwinSouth Western Times

One of the biggest innings in this Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association season was still not enough to keep the Eaton Beavers from chalking up another victory to keep up their chase on league leaders Colts.

Dalyellup wicketkeeper-batsman Paul Jones followed up a string of half centuries with a wonderful 123 against Eaton at Dalyellup College on Saturday.

Jones hit 16 boundaries in his magnificent innings, before Beavers captain Clayton Hewson ended it with a run out.

Dalyellup won the toss and elected to bat, but started poorly with Tim Cooper (one) and Scott Harber (five) being dismissed before the score even reached 15.

Jones was the rock for the innings, but had little support, as Dalyellup recorded a competitive 9/214 off their 50 overs.

Clayton Caltsounis was the best with the ball for the Beavers, taking 3/27 off his 10 overs, while Hewson also bagged two wickets.

Dalyellup needed early wickets and got their wish, when Don Seaman was dismissed for just two thanks to the bowling of Dan Lomax.

But fellow opener James Hillery made sure Eaton recorded a win, smashing 69 off 68 balls to get his side within touching distance.

Starts from Matt Davies (36), Hewson (31) and Caltsounis (29 not out) got the Beavers across the line for a four wicket victory in 45.3 overs.

Corey Fagan bowled well for Dalyellup, taking 3-33 off 10 overs, but the Dalyellup bowlers were undisciplined, bowling 21 extras including 12 wides.

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